Epitaph: A Novel Of Ireland by Rearden Conner. 1st Edition, HardBack & DustJacket, Janus 1994.

This novel is about the rising against the penal laws in Kenmare during 1701.

Published 3 years after Rearden's death when the manuscript was discovered.


[Patrick Rearden Connor (also pseud “Peter Main”1907- 1991] was born in Dublin. his father was an RIC policeman. educ. He emigrated  to London, 1941 & served with the Red Cross during the Blitz. He worked as landscape garden in London & turned novelist, critic and broadcaster. He wrote books about tramps and gipsies, reviewed for many British, Irish and American papers and worked as a broadcaster for BBC, RTÉ, and South African Broadcasting.  He contributed short fiction, articles, and reviews to Fortnightly ReviewThe StarJohn O'London'sJohannesburg Sunday TimesIrish BookmanMen OnlyToronto StarLilliputThe New Strand, and contributed 188 stories to Evening News from 1937 to 1980.

Shake Hands with the Devil (1933), his novel of the 1919-1922 Troubles, became the Literary Guild Choice and was later filmed with James Cagney as a pathologically violent, woman-hating IRA-man in 1959 - moving the setting of the events of 1918-1920 and the Black & Tan War.

His other novels are Rude Earth (1934); Men Must Live (1937); The Devil Among the Tailors (1947); My Love to the Gallows (1948); The Singing Stone (1951); River, Sing me a Song (1939), and The House of Cain (1952), while A Plain Tale from the Bogs (1937) is an autobiography; also many short stories; 

Epitaph (1994), concerning rising against the penal laws in Kenmare during 1701.



Condition as new. Black hardback with gold lettering on the spine. Dustjacketin pristine condition.




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